Every wedding cake needs something good to top it off. A lot of people just use flowers these days, but there are many terrific options for little figurines (people, animals, and thematic) to perch atop the top tier of your cake. Have a look at these adorable ideas for wedding cake toppers.
The bride and groom figurines are the most traditional form of cake topper. There are several variations available that almost anyone can find a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines in the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They are made from great materials like porcelain, Bakelite, or sometimes timber, and can be found in vintage stores, online, and occasionally at bridal salons. Each age has its own distinctive style. The '50s toppers feature brides in pearl bridal jewelry and grooms in shawl collar tuxedos, those from the '40s sometimes have the groom in army attire, and earlier toppers often featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For contemporary bride and groom toppers, many couples enjoy the offbeat ones. They can be found to suit almost any interest (as an example, a bride and groom riding a bicycle or holding fishing rods) and if you can not find what you want, you can order it on etsy. Brides and grooms performed in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead figurines. You will find bobble heads, Nightmare Before Christmas couples, and even classic porcelain figures for the traditionalists.
Wedding theme toppers are a terrific idea for a cake decoration. They can tie in with both the design of the cake and the overall wedding motif. To get a nautical wedding, perch a little lighthouse on the top tier. If the wedding theme is Winter Wonderland, pick a three-dimensional snowflake ornament. As soon as you get thinking about it, there are several fun toppers you can decide to tie in with a theme. A pair of squirrels for a woodsy wedding could be darling. Or how about a mermaid for a wedding on a ship? Be sure to store your topper for a memento of your wedding.
Your cultural heritage may also serve as inspiration for your cake decorations. The couple who is having an East-meets-West party can choose a set of origami cranes for their cake. A mini Eiffel tower could be great for the bride with a French background. If the traditional bride and groom are more your style, be sure to select figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. Nowadays, they can be ordered online or have your collection custom made.